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3 Cottages: breathtaking watermill setting. Pet-friendly holidays with wifi. - Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

A ground floor detached self-catering mini-gîte with its own private terrace and magnificent views across the river to the waterfall. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, fireplace, two armchairs, double bed, kitchen corner, shower room, WC and electric heating. Washing machine in the nearby barn. Closed grounds with lawn and garden furniture this gite is on an island formed by the water flow of the Mill. This property has a history dating back over 800 years to 1308 and was modernised in the 1990s.

About the property

breathtaking waterside gites

Three traditional modernised Normandy cottages in 3 hectares of lush watermill setting. The cottages are sympathetic conversions of old stone outbuildings, all fully equipped for the perfect self catering holiday. The Calvados region of Normandy is ideal for rambling, fishing, back-to-nature, family holidays. The banks of the River Vire are perfect for peaceful walks, fishing, renewal and rejuvenation. Within easy reach of many of the fabulous Normandy and Brittany beaches, the Medieval town of Bayeux and charming fishing village Honfleur and millionaires' Deauville. Historic towns such as Mont St Michel, Flers. Parks, chateaux, shops, markets, golf courses, horse riding, fishing and sailing are all local. Campeaux is a great launching pad for exploring the Calvados and Normandy region. The Vire Valley offers a landscape of rolling hills and occasional gorges, local cider and of course its Calvados.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About The Owner

Born and bred in Dublin but having lived in London for many years, I came across Le Moulin L'Eveque in late 2002 and fell in love with the place. I moved in in May 2003. I live on site and am always here to welcome visitors, so no looking for hidden keys is required! Happy to advise you where to source the best wines at the best prices and help you plan your holiday under all weather conditions, ie best places to go on a sunny day and some good indoor activities in case of rain.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Calvados

Lower Normandy is a beautiful region and has a great motorway network providing links to all other regions of this vast country.

What makes this cottage unique

Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, yet only 6 minutes from the underused motorway (except in August) you can actually be 60 miles away in an hour, from a standing start, without breaking any speed limits. This is a unique property with a history going back to 1308 and I will be happy to answer any questions over a glass of wine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time, the gite de parc was all we hoped for and much more. Whether early in the morning or late into the evening, the peacefulness and tranquility embrace you, and Johnny really made us feel at home. We will truly miss this place and hope to return some day soon. - Joan and Adam Maine USA.

What can we say Johnny. The weather was brilliant during our 3 week stay, not to mention the food and wine. The gite is just perfect, a real suntrap ideal for long lazy days by the river. I think we'll be back next year. - Rod & Kate. Qatar.

Cheers Johnny. This is a great place. Fantastic scenery, an abundance of wildlife. Great fishing. Very peaceful and tranquil. We've had a lovely time. - Michael, Clare and Ollie
Jul 2010
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Booking Notes:. Visitors are advised to take out travel insurance in the event of being unable to travel.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but in quieter weeks this can be flexible. Just ask if you wish to make a midweek booking. Arrival time is after 3pm and departure is around 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the properties per week in UK pounds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Campeaux in Calvados

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Each cottage has it's own private garden with patio and BBQ area. All linen and towels are included in the price. Due to the proximity of the river small children must be supervised. All cottages have WiFi internet access and DVD players. In common with all holiday cottages in France, smoking is not permitted inside the houses, but all have patios right outside. Outside: Large barn with table tennis and an indoor BBQ for larger parties and evening get togethers. 500 metres of river frontage for trout and coarse fishing. Large communal garden.


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Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the smallest gite out of the 3 and it was just perfect for the two of us. Everything about this place was amazing so pieceful and relaxing yet with everything you would need in a short distance. The gite itself has everything you would need. The views out of the windows are out of this world and we just sat all evening watching the wildlife in the water and out of the water. Even to have breakfast at the window no watch the wildlife come alive was something else. Our Host Johnny and Lynn were two of the nicest people you could meet and so helpful in all ways yet you wouldn't even know they were there when we was just chilling out around the gardens or at the side of the river.

The only bad point I could thing of is that we had to leave this magical place and come home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul and Wendy for such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed all the wild life and the views. Hope you can both come back for a longer stay next year.
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Idyllic place to stay but

  • 5 of 5

Cannot fault the place its surroundings or the hosts. However even though I asked if it was suitable for disabled people although the 3 steps down to the gite were mentioned I was not told about the raised toilet and shower cubicle.WE coped and because I was sitting outside on the patio Johnny did bring an armchair for me.As I say great stay but one needs to be able bodied.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Glorious tranquility beside the river

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to Moulin L'Eveque and managed to stay in a different gite each time! We have completed the "set". Each cottage is clean and well maintained with its own individual charm. We were warmly welcomed again by Johnny and Lynn, who have now become firm friends. We look forward to returning again next year! Apart from the obvious charm of its riverside setting, this is a wonderful location for exploring many of the interesting places to visit in Normandy. On this occasion, we made easy day-trips to Honfleur (delightful for artists and foodies), Bayeux and Coutances - don't miss the eccentric beachside restaurant Le Cale serving delicious moules mariniere. There is an interesting cave au vin in Beny Bocage that we also visited. Many thanks Johnny and Lynn and look forward to seeing you again next year! Stuart and Renate Webster from Wicklow, Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stuart & Renate for another highly complementary review.Lovely to see you again and we hope you never tire of visiting le moulin l'Eveque.
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6 nights of bliss in the Normandy countryside

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at this most delightful property and as we had been travelling

for 5 weeks throughout France we were in need of a peaceful place to stay. Moulin Leveque provided such a place. A truly beautiful setting with the river running alongside the property.We stayed in the small cottage and found it to be

Very comfortable with all necessary equipment to make a successful self contained stay. Our hosts, Johnny and Lynn were extremely helpful with local knowledge and suggestions, whilst remaining unobstrusive.

We look forward to returning to this wonderful place.

John and Helen

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Helen. Really glad yourself & John enjoyed the last leg of your time in France here @ le moulin l'Eveque, and had time to recharge your batteries after a 6 week tour of this great country. Hope you had a good trip back to Oz and look forward to meeting you again on your next jaunt to this region!!
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A lovely holiday cottage in a breathtaking location!

  • 4 of 5

We received a very warm welcome from our hosts Johnny and Lynn on arrival. They provide any information on places to visit and things to do.The property itself is in a wonderful spot surrounded by water with a barn area where you can barbecue, play games, chat and mix with other guests.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will look forward to another visit as soon as we can.Thanks Johnny & Lynn!

Colin & Chrissy, Cheadle, Cheshire

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chrissie & Colin. Thank you both for saying such nice words about you stay here in August. Lovely to meet you both and look forward to meeting you both again!!
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Gorgeous gite in a beautiful setting!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful 10 days at the gite it's a beautiful location and lovely accommodation. Perfect for us and our dog to enjoy! It can be used as a base to explore Normandy but equally we enjoyed spending a few days relaxing and using the canoe!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hannah. Glad you all all enjoyed it here. I just sent you a few photos of you all gliding down the river!!
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Golf de lac
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Beny bocage
Nearest Ski
700 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Granville, a lively Normandy town with weekly markets has the nearest life guarded beach and is a 40 minute drive. Many other beaches, usually almost deserted are just 45 mins away.


Caen (Ouisterham) with ferries to and from Portsmouth 55 mins. Calais 3.5 hrs. Cherbourg 1hr 20 mins. Le Havre 2 hrs. Dieppe 2hrs 30 mins.

Dinard Airport Ryanair to Stansted and East Midlands 1hr.30 mins. Rennes Airport 1 hr 30 mins.

Dinard Airport. A car is essential in Calvados.

Further Details:

Plenty of supermarkets and restaurants within 15 minutes drive. We are happy to make your restaurant reservations for you. Le Moulin l'Eveque is the perfect springboard for all the Normandy attractions, with the Bayeux tapestry, the landing beaches, Mont St Michel all being around 45 minutes drive away. Historic towns of Falaise and Dinan with it's medieval quarter are just a bit further and Monet's garden at Giverney takes about 2.5 hours to get to.